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Aug142015

Wicklow Residence

I cannot be stopped! Here is yet another blog-worthy project by the immensely talented architecture and design firm Kingston Lafferty Design. This extension and renovation project of a 200 year old stone cottage is the perfect eclectic contrast of traditional and modern architecture, of "granny" and mid-century furnishings (Saarinen Womb chair and side table, Wegner Wishbone dining chairs and Shell chair and Eames walnut stool for the win!) and the unexpectedness of it all is so intriguing. 

Reader Comments (8)

Wow. I have to say I don't share your enthusiasm. If this really is a 200 year old cottage (I don't doubt that it is), practically all evidence of the nature and character and dare I say, charm have been lost!
And btw the two blue paintings propped up on a window seat in the window with lumbar pillows propped up against the painting: that is so wrong.

14 Aug 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

There is something that's not quite working for me in this and in the previous post from the same designers....to me these properties seem contrived and over-styled. There some very nice ideas in isolation though.

14 Aug 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuzie

To me this does not work on any level.

15 Aug 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpatricia

I love the touch of granny! I think this decorating style is ahead of the curve and next year all of the home tours will have a more traditional feel.

15 Aug 2015 | Unregistered Commentergayleen

For the record I think the homeowners were responsible for the decor of this project.

15 Aug 2015 | Registered CommenterKiM

Have to say I kind of love it. Just enough of the old to remind you where you are.

16 Aug 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

Gayleen, I agree, I think people have had enough of the industrial minimalism & midcentury obsession - I love both myself, but it's quite hard to incorporate comfort and family heirlooms in such styles. I also feel like I've seen every possible iteration of those styles, it's refreshing to see some maximalism.

17 Aug 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkate

I look at this i think I'm at home.

30 Aug 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

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